Welcome to St Finbarr's School - Ashgrove

 

 

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Message from the Principalhttp://www.stfinbarrsashgrove.qld.edu.au/our-school/Pages/Message-from-the-Principal.aspxMessage from the Principal<div><div> <br></div> <div style="text-align:left;"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong><img src="/our-school/SiteAssets/Pages/Message-from-the-Principal/IMG_8788.jpg" alt="IMG_8788.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:300px;" />At the Heart of our School, the Gift of a Child.</strong></em></div></div> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"></span><div><br>Welcome to St Finbarr’s Catholic Primary School.</div> <p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">The school was opened in 1925 by the Sisters of Charity and the rich traditions and charism of the sisters continue to underpin school life.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">One of the many blessings of the school is a strong partnership between home and school, which has at its’ core the children. The children are blessed to be part of a community where not only does the energy and enthusiasm, sense of purpose and commitment of the parents and staff ensure that the children reap the benefits of their combined efforts, but through their active involvement in the life of the school, the children come to appreciate and understand by example, the value of community.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">St Finbarr’s provides a broad and inclusive curriculum which not only promotes the basics but also offers opportunities for the diverse range of interests and abilities of our student body. Most importantly students experience a curriculum that engages them in the process of life-long learning. This year we are furthering the opportunities for students’ learning with the school being successful recipients of a grant entitled, Sustainable Ways of Embedding ICLT’s Into Contemporary Learning.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">This school year promises to be rich and rewarding for all who are involved with this community. </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">Thank you for taking the time to visit our website which offers you an insight into the heart and ethos of our school. I look forward to meeting with you, answering your questions and showing you through this school rich and alive with the wonder and awe learning.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><em>Ann Hall</em><br>Principal</p> <div> </div>

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Online Preparing Your Child for Prep Sessionhttp://www.stfinbarrsashgrove.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Online-Preparing-Your-Child-for-Prep-Session.aspxOnline Preparing Your Child for Prep Session<p>​<span style="color:#212121;font-family:calibri, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">Our Community Prep Readiness sessions have always been a huge success and we don't want you to miss out! This year it is a little harder to hold events like this so we held one virtually. The best part of this is that we could record the presentation and share it with you if you missed the session. </span></p><div><div style="text-align:center;"></div><p dir="ltr" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px 0px 0.5em;transition:margin-bottom 0.3s ease 0s;color:#212121;font-family:calibri, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;text-align:center;"><a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=9yCGN0qqrECQKi75E9jtaSzfOTtoDVFDtn6l-weTloNUN1pETVBaV1JaT0ZUVVZYNkNZSkM3NE42Qi4u"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4">​If you would like to watch the session please complete this form to receive​ the YouTube link.​</span> </a><br></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px 0px 0.5em;transition:margin-bottom 0.3s ease 0s;color:#212121;font-family:calibri, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">Starting prep is an exciting time! It can also be a time of uncertainty for children and parents. We want to give parents the opportunity to come along to a Prep information session to hear from our Principal, Primary Learning Leader, Teacher Librarian and Prep Teacher about how you can transition smoothly into school. </p><div style="text-align:center;"></div><p dir="ltr" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px 0px 0.5em;transition:margin-bottom 0.3s ease 0s;color:#212121;font-family:calibri, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;text-align:center;"><em><strong>This free event is open to St </strong><strong>Finbarr’s</strong><strong> families and the whole community with children starting Prep in 2021 and beyond. </strong></em></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px 0px 0.5em;transition:margin-bottom 0.3s ease 0s;color:#212121;font-family:calibri, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">This event will cover:</p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px 0px 0.5em;transition:margin-bottom 0.3s ease 0s;color:#212121;font-family:calibri, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">• Prep Readiness</p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px 0px 0.5em;transition:margin-bottom 0.3s ease 0s;color:#212121;font-family:calibri, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">• The importance of reading with your child</p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px 0px 0.5em;transition:margin-bottom 0.3s ease 0s;color:#212121;font-family:calibri, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">• A typical day in Prep<br>​<br></p></div><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Email the school at </span><a href="mailto:pashgrove@bne.catholic.edu.au"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">pashgrove@bne.catholic.edu.au</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​ if you have any questions.</span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​<img src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Online-Preparing-Your-Child-for-Prep-Session/Screen%20Shot%202020-06-16%20at%201.13.49%20pm.png" alt="Screen Shot 2020-06-16 at 1.13.49 pm.png" style="margin:5px;width:659px;" /><br></span></p><p><br></p>
St Finbarr's School Challengeshttp://www.stfinbarrsashgrove.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/St-Finbarr's-School-Challenges.aspxSt Finbarr's School Challenges<p>Throughout this different time of at home learning we have been posting challenges for the whole school to engage in whether they are at school or at home. These are posted on our school portal and our socila media sites, Facebook and Instagram. <br></p><p>These have been a great way for our community to continue to be connected, no matter where they are physically. </p><p>Please have a go at these and interact on our Facebook or Instagram page, showing us what you have completed. <br><br></p><p><img src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/St-Finbarr%27s-School-Challenges/Challenges%20(10).png" alt="Challenges (10).png" style="margin:5px;width:659px;" /><br></p><p><img src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/St-Finbarr%27s-School-Challenges/Roman%20bridge.jpg" alt="Roman bridge.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:659px;" /><br></p><p><img src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/St-Finbarr%27s-School-Challenges/aryan%20bridge%202.jpeg" alt="aryan bridge 2.jpeg" style="margin:5px;width:659px;" />​<br></p>
Prep 2021 Meet and Greet Interviewshttp://www.stfinbarrsashgrove.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Prep-2021-Meet-and-Greet-Interviews.aspxPrep 2021 Meet and Greet Interviews<p style="text-align:center;">​​<strong>​PREP 2021 'MEET & GREET' INTERVIEWS ​</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="color:#212121;font-family:calibri, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">With communal restrictions being gradually lifted, I am pleased to advise that </span><strong style="color:#212121;font-family:calibri, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;"><em>Prep 2021 interviews </em></strong><span style="color:#212121;font-family:calibri, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">will be </span><strong style="color:#212121;font-family:calibri, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">commencing the week of Monday 1 June</strong><span style="color:#212121;font-family:calibri, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">. Whether these interviews will be face-to-face or virtual is still to be confirmed. Karen from our office will be in touch in advance to advise about interview times and exact arrangements. Once again this year, these 'interviews' will be more of a </span><strong style="color:#212121;font-family:calibri, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;"><em>Meet & Greet</em></strong><span style="color:#212121;font-family:calibri, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;"> whereby our time together is one of welcome, offer an insight into the school and answer any questions. Last year, I used the familiar book, </span><em style="color:#212121;font-family:calibri, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">The Very Hungry Caterpillar</em><span style="color:#212121;font-family:calibri, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;"> by Eric Carle. This provided a relaxed context in which to engage with the children. Given that some children have not been at Kindy in recent weeks, I believe that this more informal process will prove most successful once again. </span>​<br></p><p><a href="https://public.bne.catholic.edu.au/enrolmentspublic?schoolId=116" class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>Click here to access our Online Enrolment Application Form</strong></a><br><br>To lodge an application for your child, please remember to also send:<br></p><ul><li>Birth Certificate<br></li><li>Baptismal Certificate (if baptised)</li><li>and if noted in your application: Legal Documentation, Medical Action Plan and Student Specialist Assessments. </li></ul><p>These additional documents can be emailed, posted or hand delivered to the school.</p><p>Email: pashgrove@bne.catholic.edu.au<br>Postal Address: PO Box 550, Ashgrove, 4060<br></p><p>Please contact us directly, should you experience any difficulty completing the online application for enrolment.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Prep-2021-Meet-and-Greet-Interviews/4af48311-f91e-4626-88aa-dcacefbea1c4.jpeg" alt="4af48311-f91e-4626-88aa-dcacefbea1c4.jpeg" class="ms-rtePosition-4" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:534px;" /><br></p><div><br></div>
News at St Finbarr'shttp://www.stfinbarrsashgrove.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/News-at-St-Finbarr's.aspxNews at St Finbarr's<p>​Welcome to a very different 2020 school year and term 2 already!​<br></p><p>Please find our first News from St Finbarr's for this year. We hope to send these through to you more frequently throughout the rest of the year but don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see what we are up to throughout the week. </p><p>Don't forget that we are open for enrolments for 2021 and beyond. If you have enrolled your using our online enrolment form make sure you email through your birth certificate and baptismal certificate after completing the form. This enables us to process the enrolment.​</p><p>If you would like to recieve our News from St Finbarr's please email the school (pashgrove@bne.catholic.edu.au)​ and we will add you to our email list. <br></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read c4d4e179-21e6-4a0a-9dea-0c54b0a36b14" id="div_c4d4e179-21e6-4a0a-9dea-0c54b0a36b14"></div><div id="vid_c4d4e179-21e6-4a0a-9dea-0c54b0a36b14" style="display:none;"></div></div><p>​<br><br></p>
Open Day - Thursday 27 Februaryhttp://www.stfinbarrsashgrove.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Open-Day---Thursday-27-February.aspxOpen Day - Thursday 27 February<p>​<img src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Open-Day---Thursday-27-February/Screen%20Shot%202020-02-05%20at%208.00.04%20pm.png" alt="Screen Shot 2020-02-05 at 8.00.04 pm.png" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:422px;" /><span style="color:#1d2129;font-family:system-ui, -apple-system, system-ui, ".sfnstext-regular", sans-serif;font-size:10.5pt;white-space:pre-wrap;">Our Open Day on Thursday 27th February, is an opportunity to view our classrooms in action - including our one-to-one laptop program, Arts and strong visible learning throughout the school.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;color:#1d2129;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:10.5pt;"><span style="background-position:0% 0%;margin:0px;background-image:none;background-repeat:repeat;background-attachment:scroll;background-clip:border-box;background-origin:padding-box;background-size:auto;"><br style="font-family:system-ui, -apple-system, system-ui, ".sfnstext-regular", sans-serif;white-space:pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family:system-ui, -apple-system, system-ui, ".sfnstext-regular", sans-serif;white-space:pre-wrap;">Classrooms will be open from 9 - 12 and 4 - 6. During this time our senior students will take you on a tour around the school before you are given the opportunity to talk to the school leadership staff. </span></span><br><br><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0px;">Please register your interest on the link below, on our website or by emailing the school at <a><font class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-3">pashgrove@bne.catholic.edu.au</font></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-3">.</span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-size:11pt;"></span></p><font size="3"></font><font color="#000000"></font><font face="Times New Roman"></font>​<a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=9yCGN0qqrECQKi75E9jtaSzfOTtoDVFDtn6l-weTloNUNUM5VjBPVFpIQjUzNjI4UUc0WFZHQUVOMS4u"></a><p style="text-decoration-line:underline;text-align:center;"><a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=9yCGN0qqrECQKi75E9jtaSzfOTtoDVFDtn6l-weTloNUQjQzUTVHT04zS0tPUDFNTFJURkYyREYzQy4u"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4">Please register here​</span></a>​<br></p><p>​<br><br></p>